Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek records fastest Serie A scoring record since 1949/1950 campaign

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Piatek has netted staggering 12 goals in his first 7 games for Genoa, including a scintillating four-goal haul during his Coppa Italia debut last month.

The 23-year-old who's been capped once by Poland has scored in every game this season - averaging a goal every 50 minutes.

He's also the first player in Serie A to score eight goals in his first six games since 1949.

To put his exploits in context, Shevchenko netted seven, while Brazil legend Ronaldo scored five in their first season's in Italy over the same amount of games.

However, amid additional rumours linking him to the likes of Liverpool and Spurs, Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has made it clear that rival clubs face a mammoth task to sign him.

"I'm very happy with him. We knew he possessed great qualities, he's an innate talent but I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I said ‘I knew it'.

"However, I’ll also say that we didn’t sign him on a whim. I’d seen him play. He’s a striker who scored 21 goals in the Polish League last season, in all kinds of ways.

"He's a real talent who can explode at any moment."

The European Golden Shoe leader is now reportedly valued at £40m, ten times the transfer fee Genoa forked out a couple of months ago.